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Festival Announcements

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Avarice will be screening at White Sands International Film Festival on September 6 in White Sands, New Mexico and at Knoxville Film Festival on September 20 in Knoxville, TN. If you’re in the area, come out and support Avarice!

For more information about the festivals, screening times, and tickets, check out the websites for the festivals.

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The Timid Monster Cinematic Sideshow

The Timid Monster Cinematic Sideshow continues May 25th at the Alabama Phoenix Festival. This is new territory for us as we’ve never been to Birmingham, but we’re super excited to meet everyone.

We’re on the schedule to screen Avarice and John Gray in Room 3 at 1:00pm, Saturday May 25th. Be sure and stick around for Q and A with directors Dan Baker and Rachel M Taylor, as well as a few tantalizing details about our upcoming projects Aurora Centauri and the John Gray feature film.

See you soon, Birmingham!

“WHAT???”

That was Jess’ response when I told her the John Gray feature film script was a quarter finalist at BlueCat. That places us in the top 10% of 3391 international submissions. Fer’ real, check it out!

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The first time I heard independent feature films typically take 4-5 years to complete my mind was boggled. After all, we turned around a pretty successful short in under two months. How hard could it be?

Turns out, pretty dagum hard.

Officially we started writing the John Gray feature film September of 2011, which puts us at about the 16-month mark. I sometimes wonder if I had known how utterly frustrating and maddening this writing process would be, if I would have even started.

Fortunately, I discovered these difficulties gradually.

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I notice things- small things. Taking the time to notice symbolism in the world can bring a great delight. In films, which mimic the real world, I believe the importance of representing the person, theme and feel of a scene through proper prop selection is essential to the overall effectiveness of the message.

A prop is a small tool in the use of telling an overall story. Some may be more essential for the script that another, but each one can tell its own story and create more depth to the overarching thread. Continue Reading…

For immediate release:

We’re excited to announce that the sequel to our upcoming John Gray feature film is already underway!

John Gray 2: “The Steam of Time” picks up the story where the first film will eventually leave off. Inspired by George Lucas’s Star Wars Sextology, starting in the middle sounded like the perfect way to kick the stagnant Hollywood system to the curb. Continue Reading…

What a character is wearing is the quiet language that speaks throughout the film, even when no line is given. Many things are said through a garment, the color, texture, fabric weight, style and condition.

There are messages that we say about ourselves everyday when we dress. Some of us take more care then others in what we wear, whatever care does or does not go into what we wear, we are communicating some message. Continue Reading…

The kind folks over at MidSouthCon have invited the Macedonia Films crew to screen John Gray and a sneak-peek of Avarice on Friday, March 23rd.

Come join John Gray co-writer/co-director Dan Baker and Avarice writer/director Rachel M Taylor for screenings, Q and A, and maybe a surprise or two.

Screenings are at 11:00pm and 11:30pm in Promenade 1. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Click This link right here for the complete schedule.

Are you coming to MidSouthCon? Anything you want to see at the screening? Let us know in the comments.